• Tanya Louise

Modeling: Thrift Generation VIP Launch Website and showcase at #RecordStoreDay

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You might remember that I've done some modelling for the team at Thrift Generation VIP.

Last weekend saw the launch of their new website. Phase one is the launch of the blog. They are not trading yet but inviting all lovers of vintage fashion to get on board with their concepts and be part of the sustainable fashion movement.

The launch also coincided with national #RecordStoreDay and for the occasion, Cobden Chambers, the beautiful hidden gem in the city centre was filled with music, fashion, food, literature and good vibes.  

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The free event organise by I'm Not From London began with NG Cafe serving breakfast treats from 7 am to feed the queues at Forever Records who opened from 8am to sell limited vinyl. I'm Not From London provided food from 12 pm with live music from throughout the day from Distant Blue, Witches Mark, Stacey McMullen Music, Chai Larden & Ben Hibbert Music, Ali Bonsai, Mollie J Ralph, UkuleLee, The GIRL and the STONE  .

I was asked by Thrift to model for them in the catwalk show at the event which showcased some of the finest independent fashion brands in the city such as Thinkover, Jodie & Gold, Headcase, Sue Ryder Nottingham, White Rose 2 - Ladies Fashion, Love Celestine.

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Thrift's Alexander McQueen piece which they showcased was a special collaboration with Thinkover art which Thrift stylist Madeline dressed with dramatic netting, to symbolise and pick up the smoke on the hand-painted picture,  which was wound over my arms and worn over my head like a vale.  Madeline painted silver onto my hands to look like bones and then painted my lips with a bright red lipstick which she then pressed onto the vale. 

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The finished look was dramatic.  The weather was mixed with bright sunshine beaming down on what was our catwalk which made it a little difficult to see through the vale at times and I was slightly worried I'd miss the end point or trip over but the walk was successful. I was with the second group of models to walk the catwalk which meant once I'd finished we could have a celebratory drink and enjoy the other brands shows in the sunshine. I particularly loved Headcase's fabulous head wear.

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